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BAM Administrative Workers Ratify Union Contract, a Hard-Won Victory

BAM employees and union members Kaitlyn Chandler (left) and Emily Searles (right) participating in the #ABetterBAM campaign earlier last year (images courtesy of BAM Union, Kaitlyn Chandler, and Emily Searles)

Administrative workers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have ratified their first union contract with a margin of over 90%.

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“City Parks” by Photographer Sophie Wedgwood

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Shelters of People Experiencing Houselessness Are Photographed within Affluent Residences to Demonstrate Inequality

All images © Jana Sophia Nolle, shared with permission

Whether opulent or minimalist in style, the houses that Jana Sophia Nolle photographs are displays of wealth. Plush rugs cover hardwood, hardback editions line built-in bookshelves, and tall windows reach from floor to ceiling.

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When Does Emotional Design Cross a Line?

Designing for emotion in and of itself is not a problem. Websites are bound to elicit an emotional reaction from visitors, even if it’s as simple as them feeling at ease because of the soft, pastel color palette you’ve designed the site with.

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Get Official Studio Ghibli Images for Your Desktop Wallpaper, Posters, and More

From Spirited Away (2001), dir. Hayao Miyazaki (all images courtesy Studio Ghibli)

World-revered Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has recently made hundreds of high-resolution images from its various films available to download. Going forward, the studio will be posting new monthly selections for people to peruse; the starting lineup features eight movies, mainly newer ones (none came out before the turn of the century).

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